Regional College South Rankings

Regional College South Methodology

These colleges focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. Regional Colleges include Messiah College, High Point University, Taylor University and the California Maritime Academy.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

Tuition and fees:
$30,715 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,070
Setting:
suburban
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100.

High Point University

High Point, NC

High Point University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,070, with a gender distribution of 41.1 percent male students and 58.9 percent female students. At this school, 84 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$22,734 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,004
Setting:
rural
#2 Overall Score: 95 out of 100.

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

Founded in 1919, John Brown University is a private institution. John Brown University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$30,642 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,665
Setting:
city
#2 Overall Score: 95 out of 100.

Meredith College

Raleigh, NC

Meredith College is a private institution that was founded in 1891. The student-faculty ratio at Meredith College is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$25,311 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,529
Setting:
suburban
#4 Overall Score: 92 out of 100.

Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

Asbury University was established in 1890 as a private institution. Asbury University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,580 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,040
Setting:
suburban
#5 Overall Score: 90 out of 100.

A private institution, Florida Southern College was founded in 1883. Florida Southern College offers a Greek system, where 27 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 31 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$24,350 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
576
Setting:
rural
#6 Overall Score: 87 out of 100.

University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, AR

University of the Ozarks has a total undergraduate enrollment of 576, with a gender distribution of 48.6 percent male students and 51.4 percent female students.

Tuition and fees:
$27,830 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,173
Setting:
suburban
#6 Overall Score: 87 out of 100.

Founded in 1954, Wheeling Jesuit University is a private institution. Wheeling Jesuit University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$16,180 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,847
Setting:
suburban
#8 Overall Score: 86 out of 100.

Flagler College

St. Augustine, FL

Flagler College is a private institution that was founded in 1968. The school has 48.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Flagler College is 18:1.

Tuition and fees:
$27,915 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
957
Setting:
suburban
#8 Overall Score: 86 out of 100.

Milligan College

Milligan College, TN

Milligan College was established in 1866 as a private institution. Milligan College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$25,600 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
834
Setting:
city
#10 Overall Score: 85 out of 100.

LaGrange College

LaGrange, GA

A private institution, LaGrange College was founded in 1831. LaGrange College offers a Greek system, where 5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 5 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$29,100 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,065
Setting:
suburban
#11 Overall Score: 84 out of 100.

Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA

Covenant College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,065, with a gender distribution of 42.8 percent male students and 57.2 percent female students. At this school, 83 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 17 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$22,652 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,646
Setting:
rural
#12 Overall Score: 81 out of 100.

Carson-Newman University

Jefferson City, TN

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman University is a private institution. Carson-Newman University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$19,400 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,606
Setting:
rural
#13 Overall Score: 78 out of 100.

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

Tuskegee University is a private institution that was founded in 1881. The school has 55 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Tuskegee University is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$26,794 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,315
Setting:
rural
#14 Overall Score: 77 out of 100.

West Virginia Wesleyan College was established in 1890 as a private institution. West Virginia Wesleyan College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$29,310 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,544
Setting:
city
#15 Overall Score: 76 out of 100.

A private institution, Lenoir-Rhyne University was founded in 1891. Lenoir-Rhyne University offers a Greek system, where 17 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 7 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$24,576 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,155
Setting:
rural
#16 Overall Score: 75 out of 100.

Coker College

Hartsville, SC

Coker College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,155, with a gender distribution of 33.2 percent male students and 66.8 percent female students. At this school, 46 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 54 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$26,820 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,279
Setting:
suburban
#17 Overall Score: 74 out of 100.

Catawba College

Salisbury, NC

Founded in 1851, Catawba College is a private institution. Catawba College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$21,200 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
678
Setting:
city
#18 Overall Score: 72 out of 100.

Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private institution that was founded in 1858. The school has 82.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Kentucky Wesleyan College is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$19,700 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,026
Setting:
city
#19 Overall Score: 69 out of 100.

University of Charleston

Charleston, WV

University of Charleston was established in 1888 as a private institution. University of Charleston follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$22,840 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,630
Setting:
city
#20 Overall Score: 67 out of 100.

Anderson University

Anderson, SC

A private institution, Anderson University was founded in 1911.

In-state tuition and fees:
$4,428 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,285 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,760
Setting:
rural
#21 Overall Score: 66 out of 100.

Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, NC

Elizabeth City State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,760, with a gender distribution of 39.9 percent male students and 60.1 percent female students. At this school, 52 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 48 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$21,150 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,572
Setting:
rural
#22 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

Bryan College

Dayton, TN

Founded in 1930, Bryan College is a private institution. Bryan College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$27,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
892
Setting:
suburban
#23 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Averett University

Danville, VA

Averett University is a private institution that was founded in 1859. The school has 75.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Averett University is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$9,230 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
502
Setting:
rural
#23 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain, MS

Blue Mountain College was established in 1873 as a private institution. Blue Mountain College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,308 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,340 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,123
Setting:
suburban
#23 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

A public institution, University of South Carolina--Aiken was founded in 1961. University of South Carolina--Aiken offers a Greek system, where 7 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 9 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$23,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,118
Setting:
city
#26 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

Huntingdon College

Montgomery, AL

Huntingdon College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,118, with a gender distribution of 50.2 percent male students and 49.8 percent female students. At this school, 47 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 53 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$18,750 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
436
Setting:
city
#27 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

Founded in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a private institution. Ohio Valley University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$18,540 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,552
Setting:
suburban
#27 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

University of Mobile is a private institution that was founded in 1961. The school has 59 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Mobile is 12:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,198 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,226 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,427
Setting:
city
#29 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

University of South Carolina--Upstate was established in 1967 as a public institution. University of South Carolina--Upstate follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$19,800 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
553
Setting:
city
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Aquinas College

Nashville, TN

A private institution, Aquinas College was founded in 1961.

Tuition and fees:
$24,180 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,110
Setting:
city
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Barton College

Wilson, NC

Barton College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,110, with a gender distribution of 30.3 percent male students and 69.7 percent female students. At this school, 38 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 62 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$25,636 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,351
Setting:
rural
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, NC

Founded in 1856, Mars Hill University is a private institution. Mars Hill University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$14,772 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,215
Setting:
rural
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

North Greenville University is a private institution that was founded in 1892. The school has 71.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at North Greenville University is 14:1.

Tuition and fees:
$19,790 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,895
Setting:
rural
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Southern Adventist University was established in 1892 as a private institution. Southern Adventist University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$23,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,042
Setting:
city
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Newberry College

Newberry, SC

A private institution, Newberry College was founded in 1856. Newberry College offers a Greek system, where 10 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 4 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$19,440 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
854
Setting:
city
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Brescia University

Owensboro, KY

Brescia University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 854, with a gender distribution of 28.7 percent male students and 71.3 percent female students.

Tuition and fees:
$19,986 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,448
Setting:
suburban
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Founded in 1935, Southeastern University is a private institution. Southeastern University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$19,000 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
804
Setting:
rural
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls, GA

Toccoa Falls College is a private institution that was founded in 1907. The school has 64.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Toccoa Falls College is 17:1.

Tuition and fees:
$18,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,706
Setting:
suburban
#39 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, NC

Belmont Abbey College was established in 1876 as a private institution. Belmont Abbey College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$10,620 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
608
Setting:
rural
#40 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, KY

A private institution, Alice Lloyd College was founded in 1923.

Tuition and fees:
$14,410 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
3,486
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Bethune-Cookman University

Daytona Beach, FL

Bethune-Cookman University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,486, with a gender distribution of 41.5 percent male students and 58.5 percent female students.

Tuition and fees:
$20,700 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Midway College

Midway, KY

Founded in 1847, Midway College is a private institution. Midway College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$21,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,106
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Tennessee Wesleyan College is a private institution that was founded in 1857. The school has 62.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Tennessee Wesleyan College is 15:1.

Tuition and fees:
$23,820 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
#44 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Davis and Elkins College was established in 1904 as a private institution. Davis and Elkins College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,585 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,510
Setting:
rural
#44 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA

A private institution, Ferrum College was founded in 1913.

Tuition and fees:
$22,740 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
826
Setting:
rural
#46 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Alderson Broaddus University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 826, with a gender distribution of 51.1 percent male students and 48.9 percent female students. At this school, 76 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 24 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,002 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$13,332 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,652
Setting:
rural
#47 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Concord University

Athens, WV

Founded in 1872, Concord University is a public institution. Concord University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$18,230 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,763
Setting:
city
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Faulkner University

Montgomery, AL

Faulkner University is a private institution that was founded in 1942. The school has 71.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Faulkner University is 15:1.

Tuition and fees:
$27,122 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Methodist University

Fayetteville, NC

Methodist University was established in 1956 as a private institution. Methodist University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$15,412 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,966
Setting:
city
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Oakwood University

Huntsville, AL

A private institution, Oakwood University was founded in 1896.

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